Last week we made our first batch of gingerbread biscuits or ‘Piparkakut’ to help set the mood for Christmas. Ginger biscuits are a Finnish Christmas tradition I hope to always keep with the kids. They are so simple to make and fun to decorate, even when the icing is not perfect. I have always enjoyed baking and it brings back so many childhood memories. I enjoy it even more now with my own kids, even though it makes a bigger mess. I love the Christmassy smell of the cinnamon and ginger, G had such fun making these and eating quite a bit of mixture too. We didn’t actually have any biscuit cutters, but conveniently G was given a perfectly sized set of playdough cutters for her birthday which came in really handy for the biscuits. Here is a lovely traditional Finnish recipe, they usually keep them simple without any icing at all.
What Christmas traditions do you have with your children? I would like to start as many as I can that don’t just revolve around gifting.